Hilton Durham Near Duke University
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, & 401(k) with company match

Chief Engineer

You can easily jump right in to assist the maintenance team with daily tasks and repair projects, but you also have a strong knowledge of big picture item such as project planning, preventative maintenance programs, and budget management that keep the hotel fresh and appealing to guests. You treat every task that you are given as if you were doing the work on your own home. Does this sound like you? Join our team and the Hilton Durham near Duke University and work for a top hotel brand and leading management company!

As Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:  

  • Oversee maintenance operations for the hotel, including refrigeration, heating, plumbing, water treatment, preventative maintenance, hotel rooms, AC and heating units, ice machines, swimming pools, lighting, kitchen equipment, water softeners, roof exhausts, electrical substations, etc.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and lead all maintenance staff.
  • Ensure all projects are completed on time and according to specifications.
  • Oversee all capital improvement projects. 
  • Assist with the preperation of the annual hotel budget. 
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure coordination of activities.
  • Aid and instruct craftsmen in scheduling work, ordering material, and completing assignments by a specified date.
  • Comply with an ongoing maintenance program.
  • Assist with performing routine painting, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other related maintenance activities.
  • Tend furnace, air conditioner, and boiler to provide heat, cool air, and hot water for guests.
  • Maintain standards of quality guest service.
  • Increase level of guest satisfaction by delivery of an exceptional product through employee development.
  • Respond and resolve guest requests, complaints, or questions in a courteous and timely manner.


A high school education or equivalent experience, along with at least two years of supervisory experience is required. Strong knowledge of Refrigeration, HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing and Kitchen equipment repairs is required. Certificates or licenses in these areas are also preferred.

About Our Hotel

The Hilton Durham near Duke University boasts a crisp, contemporary design. We offer an on-site restaurant as well as 12,000 square feet of flexible event space. We are the only hotel in the Triangle to offer PURE allergy-friendly purification systems in select rooms. The hotel provides easy highway access to Raleigh, Durham, and a number of major North Carolina universities. Take our complimentary shuttle to destinations within 5 miles, including Duke University and downtown Durham, offering plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

For more information, visit durham.hilton.com

Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM) is one of the nation's leading hotel management and development companies. We are recognized as an innovative industry leader! We offer full-time employees a comprehensive benefits program.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, & 401(k) with company match!
  • Long Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plans (FSA)
  • Hotel Discounts & Programs
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave Programs
  • Training & Development and More!

For more information, visit: www.driftwoodhospitality.com

APPLY ONLINE OR APPLY IN PERSON at the hotel!! Please bring your resume and be prepared to complete an application.

Driftwood Hospitality Management is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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